What is cervical traction?
Spinal traction, known as cervical traction, is a popular treatment for neck pain and associated injuries. Essentially, neck traction moves your head away from your neck to create expansion and eliminate compression. It is considered an alternative treatment for neck pain, helping people avoid the need for medication and/or surgery.
Cervical traction devices gently stretch the neck to reduce pressure on the spine by pulling or separating the vertebrae. It is said to be both very effective and fast acting.
What are the advantages and benefits of this method?Cervical traction devices treat different types and causes of neck pain, tension and tightness. This method helps to relax the muscles, which can significantly relieve pain and stiffness while increasing flexibility. The cervical traction method is also used to help bulging or herniated discs in order to minimize their damage by reducing their flattening. This technique can also relieve pain from joints, sprains and strains. Cervical traction is also used to treat neck injuries, pinched nerves and cervical spondylosis.
Cervical traction devices work by stretching the vertebrae and spinal muscles to relieve pressure and pain within them. Creating space between the vertebrae relieves compression and allows the muscles to relax. This lengthens or stretches the muscles and joints around the neck.
These improvements can lead to increased mobility, improved joint range of motion and joint realignment. This will allow you to go about your daily activities more easily, by reducing chronic pain.